TEACHING EXPERIENCE

An overview of courses I have previously taught is shown below. Please contact me for further details, or to request syllabuses I have designed for courses that I would like to teach (including courses in Philosophy and Ethics of Psychiatry, Medical Ethics, and Philosophy of Cognitive Science).

 

PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY

2015-16; 2016-17; 2017-18

Introductory Metaphysics, Epistemology, Mind, Ethics, and Political Philosophy

REASONING, PROPAGANDA AND PUBLIC DISCOURSE

2016-17

Introduction to argumentation theory, logical analysis, fallacies, elementary logic, and public reason.

GOD & THE PHILOSOPHERS

2017

Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy, with a focus on Mind, Religion, and Epistemology - Descartes, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Locke, Berkeley, Hume

FORMAL LOGIC

2019

Introductory propositional and predicate logic - proof theory and semantics.

MORAL THEORY FOR MEDICAL ETHICS

2019

MA-Level overview of key topics in Moral Theory, with a view to practical application - Consequentialism, Deontology, Virtue Theory, Principlism, Rights and Personhood, Intention, Acts and Omissions, Autonomy and Consent, Meta-Ethics.

ANALYTIC SKILLS FOR MEDICAL ETHICS

2019

MA-Level introduction to argument analysis for non-philosophers.

AUTONOMY & PUBLIC HEALTH

2019

Key topics in Public Health Ethics - Varieties of Paternalism, Theories of State Intervention, Libertarian Paternalism and 'Nudging', Incentives and Coercion, Infectious Disease, Public Justification.

MENTAL HEALTH ETHICS

2020

Key topics in Mental Health Ethics - Nature of Mental Illness, Values and Diagnosis, Rationality, Identity in Illness, Authenticity, Autonomy and Detention, Legitimate Goals of Medicine, Advance Directives, Addiction and Control, Psychopathy and Criminal Law

JUSTICE & HEALTHCARE RESOURCE ALLOCATION

2020

Key topics in Healthcare Resource Allocation - Universal Access, Fairness and Distribution, Personal Responsibility for Health, NICE and QALYs, Human Right to Health.

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